Using Positive Psychology to boost Resilience – Part 1
Using Positive Psychology to boost Resilience – Part 1 27 Dec 2019
Sometimes in life we can get trapped, focusing on what we don't have rather that what we do have, which can lead to a state of anxiety and stress. I know in the past, I have been guilty of believe my happiness will increase when I earn more, find my ideal man, get promoted at work (- obviously I am talking about before I was self-employed), have a bigger house. The danger is when we get the promotion, pay rise, bigger house etc we immediately focus on the next goal and an increase in our happiness is now dependent on our next goal.
Growing up with mother who suffered from frequent bouts of depression which made her focus on the negativity, I have learned the importance of focusing on the positive. Now their may be some people reading this, saying that is all well and good for you, but isn't that burying your head in the sand when your have problems. The short answer to this is no. It is important to acknowledge your problems & difficulties but rather than focus on life’s BS and pain, focus on what is going right. At the same time remember that what ever isn't working in your life right now, will pass!